Sarah Winman was born 24th December 1964 in Ilford, Essex. She worked as an actress in theatre, films and television from her twenties and early thirties but by 1992 she says she ‘started having my own words’ and turned away from other people’s scripts and realised she wanted to write a novel. It would be another 20 years until that novel was written and published. When God Was A Rabbit (2011), a story about childhood, eccentricity, the darker side of love and sex, the pull and power of family ties, loss and life and love.
Sarah's second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways (2015), is about the relationship between the eighty-nine year old
Marvellous, who lives alone in a remote Cornish creek, and Drake, a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid.
Now, in her latest book, Tin Man, Sarah explores the triangular relationship of Ellis and Michael, who have been inseparable since boyhood, and Annie, who walks into their lives, changing nothing and everything.